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Genesis 21 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the LORD took note of Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had promised. 1 Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised.
2 So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him. 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him.
3 Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.
4 Then Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. 4 When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him.
5 Now Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. 5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
6 Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me." 6 Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me."
7 And she said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age." 7 And she added, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."
8 The child grew and was weaned, and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. 8 The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast.
9 Now Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking. 9 But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking,
10 Therefore she said to Abraham, "Drive out this maid and her son, for the son of this maid shall not be an heir with my son Isaac." 10 and she said to Abraham, "Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac."
11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because of his son. 11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son.
12 But God said to Abraham, "Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac your descendants shall be named. 12 But God said to him, "Do not be so distressed about the boy and your maidservant. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.
13 "And of the son of the maid I will make a nation also, because he is your descendant." 13 I will make the son of the maidservant into a nation also, because he is your offspring."
14 So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba. 14 Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the desert of Beersheba.
15 When the water in the skin was used up, she left the boy under one of the bushes. 15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes.
16 Then she went and sat down opposite him, about a bowshot away, for she said, "Do not let me see the boy die." And she sat opposite him, and lifted up her voice and wept. 16 Then she went off and sat down nearby, about a bowshot away, for she thought, "I cannot watch the boy die." And as she sat there nearby, she began to sob.
17 God heard the lad crying; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter with you, Hagar? Do not fear, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is. 17 God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there.
18 "Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him by the hand, for I will make a great nation of him." 18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation."
19 Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the skin with water and gave the lad a drink. 19 Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.
20 God was with the lad, and he grew; and he lived in the wilderness and became an archer . 20 God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer.
21 He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt. 21 While he was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from Egypt.
22 Now it came about at that time that Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, "God is with you in all that you do; 22 At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his forces said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do.
23 now therefore, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my offspring or with my posterity, but according to the kindness that I have shown to you, you shall show to me and to the land in which you have sojourned." 23 Now swear to me here before God that you will not deal falsely with me or my children or my descendants. Show to me and the country where you are living as an alien the same kindness I have shown to you."
24 Abraham said, "I swear it." 24 Abraham said, "I swear it."
25 But Abraham complained to Abimelech because of the well of water which the servants of Abimelech had seized. 25 Then Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized.
26 And Abimelech said, "I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, nor did I hear of it until today." 26 But Abimelech said, "I don't know who has done this. You did not tell me, and I heard about it only today."
27 Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant. 27 So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a treaty.
28 Then Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. 28 Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock,
29 Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs mean, which you have set by themselves?" 29 and Abimelech asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?"
30 He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well." 30 He replied, "Accept these seven lambs from my hand as a witness that I dug this well."
31 Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because there the two of them took an oath. 31 So that place was called Beersheba, because the two men swore an oath there.
32 So they made a covenant at Beersheba; and Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, arose and returned to the land of the Philistines. 32 After the treaty had been made at Beersheba, Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his forces returned to the land of the Philistines.
33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD , the Everlasting God. 33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of the LORD, the Eternal God.
34 And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines for many days. 34 And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.